If I didn't need to go there I definitely wouldn't. I hate it with a passion. There is at least a 3 hour wait every time you go and the waiting room is full of people who think they are sick, but they aren't. Or they are but they'll live and really don't need to be in Emergency. So enough about my annoyance with ER and to the point.
Earlier today around 4:00, I pulled out a bag full of random sewing stuff, fabric, thread, SCISSORS, ribbon etc. Played around for all of 5 minutes and decided now was not the time to do a craft with the girls around. In that 5 minutes I turned around and saw Jayci with the brand new pair of sewing scissors I just bought. Crap. So I grabbed them from her and stuck them in between my legs, while I was sitting on the floor. I packed up the bag of stuff and put it to the side and stood up and walked into the bathroom. Within seconds I heard hard crying and I knew something was up. I went into the living room and saw Jayci with the scissors that I, the smart mom, forgot on the floor and that they were in between my legs! I grabbed them from her and I think Kyla said something about Presley, so look over and she is covered in blood. What the! So I run over and her hand is by her mouth so her mouth is covered in blood and so is her hand. I checked quickly to see where she was bleeding and it was her hand, her thumb. It was cut bad, and gushing out blood. I thought, ok what do I do? I grabbed a towel and squoze it hard trying to stop the bleeding but it wouldn't stop. It was flowing out pretty good. I called Dust to let him know I might have to take her to the hospital, I couldn't get a hold of him so I left him a message. I called up Wendy (a relative who lives a couple blocks away, and used to be a nurse) and I told her what happened and I wasn't sure if I should take her in or not, so she came over right away and we held it for about 45 minutes and it was still pouring out blood every time we would take off the cloth. I found some gauze and we held it on there and decided that it probably was pretty deep, but we couldn't tell because it would bleed so fast and so much when we would try and look. So her son came over to watch the girls and we took her to the hospital.
The waiting room was full, there was a line at the desk, and I was holding Presley while squeezing her finger. Wendy was getting a parking ticket for the van. They noticed me struggling and one nurse came over too see what happened and she took us into an admitting room, checked her in, put on this massive gauze bandage and didn't tape it, and told me to have a seat. 2 hours, and one long nap by Presley on my lap later, they called us in. I had to squeeze her finger the whole time with this ginormous gauze that barely fit on her finger because it is so tiny. She didn't ever pull it off or not let me hold it, she just sat still the whole time. So we got into the room, another hour went by and they finally came in to do her finger. They wrapped her up in a blanket really tight so she couldn't squirm and had two nurses right by her ready to hold her down and the entire time she didn't move. At all. She even just sat there letting them wrap her up in this blanket and just smiled at them. When the doctor started to work she just laid there! It was amazing. They ended up just gluing it together, thank goodness. But it did stop bleeding after we were there for 2 1/2 hours. So it bled for over 3 hours all together. It finally stopped while she was napping. Took all of 2 minutes to fix and she was done. They couldn't believe how awesome she was. She actually didn't cry at all, ever. Only when it first got cut for about 2 minutes and that was it for the rest of the night. What a great little girl I have created. I know.
She is all bandaged up and should heal within a few days. I'm turning into one of those moms who has to go to the hospital with injured kids. I know it. You do see some interesting people in those waiting rooms though.
Oh and the other night, I should add. I gave Presley some tylenol around 6pm because she was very cranky and I think her tooth is coming in, so I drugged her. Why not eh, isn't that the answer to a crying kid??
So Jayci and Presley climbed up and grabbed the two tylenol bottles on the microwave and I have no idea what I was doing but I didn't notice. I actually think I was getting their pj's upstairs. Yes that's a good excuse to not sound like a bad mom.
So I came down and Presley had the tylenol bottle in her mouth just chugging away! I grabbed it and notice she drank half of it, and it was a brand new bottle. (Jayci's bottle was still closed.) So I called the poison center to see what amount is too much, so she figured out numbers and she was 5ml under over dosing. But the lower end of over dosing where it isn't even that bad. So they said she'll be fine just no tylenol for 24 hours and she's good.
I really hope this isn't a trend for us...well Presley I guess. This girl always gets the worse end of things. Poor thing.
What a happy girl for going through all that!
She's so cute. I love her to pieces!